It’s no bull: Viewers will see a lot of Quad-City faces in the pilot for a limited television series.
Parodies must strike a balance between imitation and mockery. When done right, that creates something funny, endearing and special — not quite the thing it's parodying but not altogether distinct either.
Director Phil McKinley has helmed musicals on Broadway and high-powered shows around the world, but feels the Q-C born and bred “A Green River” is among the best and most important plays he's ever done.
Pity the children’s show, one of the theater’s toughest acts. Successful theater for young people has to appeal to kids, of course. But let’s face it: No kid buys her own ticket. The children’s show lives or dies on the whim of adults.
Quad-City Music Guild has created its own version of a Moline High School reunion by casting the trinity of Moline alums — Chase Austin, Adam Sanders and Emily Majetic — to play the leads in the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” opening March 22 and running for two weekends.
For the first time in its 104-season history, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is commissioning a new opera, which will sing of the struggle, hope and triumph of local cancer survivors.
MOLINE — For the first time in its 104-season history, the Quad City Symphony Orchestra is commissioning a new opera, which will sing of the struggle, hope and triumph of local cancer survivors.
MOLINE — Quad-City Music Guild has created its own version of a Moline High School reunion by casting the trinity of Moline alums Chase Austin, Adam Sanders and Emily Majetic to play the leads in the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” opening March 22 and running for two weekends.
DAVENPORT — Bettendorf native Ashley Becher knows the value that children's theater can offer everyone involved, and she and her husband, Bobby, are having a blast bringing the latest Davenport Junior Theatre show to life.
Two of William Shakespeare's best-known plays are planned to be performed in Genesius Guild's 2019 summer season.
“Stop the presses” takes on a new meaning in the electrifying, blissfully entertaining production of “Newsies: The Musical” at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse.
DAVENPORT — The QC Theatre Workshop attracted twice the number of applicants for its 2019 Susan Glaspell Playwriting Festival as it did last year, and winners will have their plays performed Feb. 1 and 2 at 1730 Wilkes Ave.
ROCK ISLAND — For the third time and the third state in less than a year, veteran director Jay Cranford is making news. He is staging the Q-C area premiere of “Newsies: The Musical,” opening Friday at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse.
MOLINE — East Moline's Alex Richardson has a bright future as a playwright, and the venerable Playcrafters Barn Theatre, marking its 90th anniversary this year, should see a sunny second century.
The Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse will close its 2017-2018 season with the comedy "Mama Won't Fly."
MOLINE — The new production at Playcrafters Barn Theatre — “Tuesdays With Morrie” — is profoundly meaningful for its director and actors.
Eleanor Kiel, director of music and liturgy, is in charge of a musical gift to the community: She’s the music director for the production of “Godspell” that will be performed three times at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, Bettendorf.
The Quad-City Music Guild hosted the opening weekend of "West Side Story." The show will run through July 16.
Before Fred Applegate hit the Broadway stage and before he appeared on big and small screens, he remembers scrambling for a job.
The first rule of Quad-City Music Guild's "A Christmas Story," director Bob Williams says, is give the audience what it's expecting, down to the Red Ryder Carbine Action Air Rifle With a Compass in the Stock and This Thing Which Tells Time.
It doesn't bother Curt Bouril in the least to be typecast.
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The opening night audience for Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse's "A Wonderful Life" thoroughly enjoyed Don Denton's dead-on impersonation of Jimmy Stewart, star of the movie that the stage musical inspired.
With sometimes hilarious plays such as "Lend Me a Tenor," "Moon Over Buffalo" and "Leading Ladies," Ken Ludwig deserves a spot in the community theater comedy Mount Rushmore.
If you're sitting stoically in your seat in the Adler Theatre on Saturday night, then Erin Baltsar and the cast of "Girls Night: The Musical" haven't done their jobs.
There's some deja vu in the newest edition of "A Wonderful Life" at Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, with four of the lead roles being reprised by the actors who played them in the 2008 edition.
Three months ago, Josh Wielenga stole the show as a mischievous angel-in-training in Richmond Hill's "Down to Earth."
The subject of dance is already being celebrated in an exhibit at the Quad-City Arts' gallery at the Quad-City International Airport.